At the very beginning of last year, I decided to track my reading habits and share the best stuff here, on Baeldung. Haven't missed a review since.

Here we go…

1. Spring and Java

>> Will There Be Module Hell? []

A bit of a clickbaity title, but overall a solid writeup on what's coming into the picture with the Java 9 modularity work.

>> React.js and Spring Data REST: Part 5 – Security []

A solid installment in the series, this time diving deep into security and how that affects the UI. Good stuff.

>> Walkthrough for a TDD Kata in Eclipse []

TDD with Eclipse is a fun, highly useful practice to have. It can lead to great things, but you do really have to push through a lot of resistance until you get there.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical

>> Exploring CQRS with Axon Framework: Applying Event Sourcing [geekabyte]

CQRS is certainly possible without event sourcing – and very useful as well. But an event sourced architecture is definitely the natural path for a system that is doing CQRS.

And the Axon framework looks like an interesting way to approach building this kind of system.

Also worth reading:

3. Musings

>> How to Address Your Coworker’s Bad Code (Part 1) []

Some thoughtful and practical techniques to approach the problem of “bad” code inside a team.

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> What happens to engineers when they don't get invited to meetings []

>> Management genius or just lazy? []

>> Are your estimations realistic or optimistic? []

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